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Toyota Will Change Accelerators to Avoid Jamming

Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 16-Nov-2009

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire

Marketwatch recently reported that "Toyota Motor Corp. will make changes to gas pedals in certain U.S. models under an agreement with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to a published report, in response to accidents blamed on the accelerators getting stuck to the floor mats."  Nevertheless, Toyota "still maintains that the vehicles are not actually defective. But to settle the potentially image-damaging issue, it will change the gas pedals so they are less likely to get stuck." Reuters covered the story as well.

We believe that it is important for Toyota to make the accelerator pedals as safe as possible.  A stuck accelerator on one car is a serious defect on one car too many, as the lives of those in the car, others driving, and nearby pedestrians are at stake.  The goal should always be to put people over profits.  We are pleased that safety modifications will be made.

To read another of my blog’s about a Toyota recall, please click here.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as "one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in personal injury matters, including serious truck and car collisions. He has successfully litigated numerous cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners.  His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.  

Mr. Zambri has authored an article regarding how automobile collision cases are evaluated.  To read it, please click here.

Many Americans are killed or critically injured each year in vehicular collisions.  If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at szambri@reganfirm.com or call him at 202-822-1899.

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